June 07, 2014
The Great Escape
Bernard Jordan, 89
a veteran of the Normandy landings 70 years ago had intended to pay respects to his fallen comrades by attending the 70th anniversary memorial service yesterday. However, June 5th found him confined to a nursing home and forbidden to attend the ceremony.
In the finest traditions of the British Royal Navy, Bernard Jordan eluded his captors, escaped from his facility and successfully evaded the local constabulary who were called in to assist in his recapture. He then made his way discreetly to the coast where her was able to slip onto a channel ferry, land in France and make his way to join his comrades.
Along the way, to further demoralize the enemy, he stopped for this picture.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at
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The reports I've read don't state what reason the nursing home gave for forbidding him to attend the D-Day ceremony. Have you seen any?
Posted by: Siergen at Sat Jun 7 15:48:45 2014 (WVGDf)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Jun 7 16:47:35 2014 (DnAJl)
That sounds a lot like CYA, after he became an international feel-good headline.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Jun 7 20:25:20 2014 (+rSRq)
Steven, a regional talk show yesterday said the home grounded him for medical reasons, but I can't find a factual source for that claim.
Also, that's a hell of a grin.
Posted by: Ben at Sun Jun 8 07:36:47 2014 (S4UJw)
What's he doing in a nursing home? If he can pull that off at 89, he should be training some of today's troops in escape and evasion!
Posted by: EdwardM at Tue Jun 10 01:07:48 2014 (UAci1)
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